American Quarter Horse Heritage Center & Museum, Amarillo

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The American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum was created by the American Quarter Horse Association, based in Amarillo, Texas. It honors people and horses who contributed to the growth of the American Quarter Horse.MuseumThe American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum features photographs of honorees and paintings of American Quarter Horses famous in the bloodlines of current champions. Many of the paintings are by the western artist Orren Mixer. There are interactive exhibits about horse anatomy, horse riding and disciplines of the American Quarter Horse. Other displays include artifacts, riding and cowboy attire, tack, photos and ribbons and memorabilia about inductees.Hall of Fame nominationsTo be considered by the Hall of Fame, anyone may nominate either people or horses to be considered. Nominations from the membership are due by October 1. They are then screened and sent to the Hall of Fame committee which meets in the following March. Nominations stay active for three years, then must sit out for three years before being considered again. People being considered may be alive or deceased, but horses must be deceased.HorsesList of horses currently inducted in the American Quarter Horse Association's Hall of Fame:PeopleThis list is incomplete.
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  • This is the story of the quarter horse. The lower level has a diagram showing the start of the quarter horse by sires. There is a rotating exhibit on the lower level and when we were there it was for ...  more »
  • Everything you every wanted to know about Quarter Horses and the old west. Wonderful museum and a place to spend some time as a break from traveling. It would be possible to spend a few hours if the t...  more »
  • Beautiful building inside. Historical information, displays of racing and western riding items, donations have made this a nice national museum for us who are horse lovers, especially the quarter hors...  more »
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  • Beautiful architecture inside and out, though the museum exhibits will likely be smaller than you expect from a look at the outside of the building. Museum mostly geared to children downstairs with a more mature history of the association and quarter horse racing upstairs. I had more fun downstairs than upstairs, the conversations between "Doc" and "Two Bits" - caricatures of a veterinarian and a horse - were entertaining. Gift shop was well stocked but we felt many items were overpriced. Given the opulence of the building it didn't look like AQHA was hurting for money and we were reluctant to buy expensive sweatshirts as a result. Free/reduced admission for military and veterans.
  • Interesting information on the quarter horse. The staff was nice. My kids loved playing on the electric horse in the back room.
  • Amazing Museum covering quarter horse history. A must-see for anyone who loves horses
  • Really nice museum. Especially if you like horses.
  • Beautifully done exhibit hall of AQH history and memorabilia.

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